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#seeingsounds LED Piano for Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

#Seeingsounds LED piano at OMSI

This piano is the result of a collaboration between Piano Push Play, CymaSpace & Lucid Design. The front panel was replaced with a grid of LEDs that respond to the sounds and tones of this vintage piano. The sound-reactive visualization closely follows whoever is playing. Different high and low notes create different sound frequencies and amplitudes that are translated into light, color and movement. The piano was on display at Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) during their Guitars: Science of Sound exhibit in the main lobby where all visitors were welcome to play it.


Audiolux One

Audiolux One | The first-ever effects unit for sound-reactive visuals.
The AudioLux One is a new kind of LED lighting controller developed by the team at CymaSpace that will intelligently translate sound and music into light, color and movement. The system is specifically designed for musicians, producers and small events and provides simple, plug-and-play functionality. No complex programming or electronics know-how is required.

For more information about the Audiolux One system, see our news release or visit the Audiolux Devices website.


Modular Cymatic Triangles

CymaSpace' Modular Cymatic Triangles with Audiolux Devices sound-reactive LED technology on display at 2015 PDX Pop Now!
CymaSpace’ Modular Cymatic Triangles with Audiolux Devices sound-reactive LED technology on display at 2015 PDX Pop Now!

PDX POP NOW! invited us to showcase our work during their annual grassroots festival that focuses the spotlight on local Portland artists. We put together a portable, lightweight installation that was modular enough to be used in different configurations. We used affordable and readily available materials to keep costs down significantly.

Our cymatics-inspired LED programming is incorporated into these modular triangular and pipe structures. The total area covered is approximately 11’x 8’. During the festival, the installation accompanied over two dozen artists and bands.


Vibrohaptic Furniture: Tactile Sound Prototype

Two visitors sit on a vibro-haptic bench prototype designed at CymaSpace to feel sound and music via vibration and touch.
Two visitors sit on a vibro-haptic bench prototype designed at CymaSpace to feel sound and music via vibration and touch.

Not only did we want to see sound but we wanted to feel it too. Thus we have experimented with transducer technology that converts sound into strong vibration that can be felt in the body whilst sitting or standing. This technology would form the foundation of a large vibrating stage and/or dance floor that allows people to feel sound in much more detail than is possible via any other means).

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What is CymaSpace?

  • Accessibility & Inclusion

    We are a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion within the performing arts. We are constantly striving to find new ways to ensure our venue and events are inclusive, especially to Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing communities.

  • Technology & Arts Incubator

    We provide incubator services for new fledgling organizations and communities that are exploring emerging concepts in combining technology and the arts.

  • Education & Outreach

    We provide educational opportunities for artists, the general public and other performance venues interested in incorporating our unique, cymatic concepts into their work.

  • Cymatic Study

    CymaSpace is an epicenter for Cymatic study and we are committed to raising awareness of and promoting the benefits of Cymatics (the science and study of sound made visible).